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					September 14

                           Proverbs 23:12
                           Commit yourself to instruction;
                           attune your ears to hear words of
                           knowledge.




  Just as our physical eyes see into the natural world around
  us, our spirit sees into the supernatural world when we ask
                God to open the eyes of our spirit.




   Read Galatians 1:10-14. Ask God to open your eyes to
   Paul’s message to the Galatians. Write down what God
                        shows you.

Today’s Bible Reading: Galatians 1:10-24
September 15

Proverbs 23:13-14
Don't fail to correct your children. They
won't die if you spank them.
Physical discipline may
well save them from death.       Questions, anyone?


Today’s Bible Reading: Galatians 2:1-16



             Definition
   Gentile—Anyone who is not a Jew


   Ask God what He wants to show you
   through the conflict between Jewish and
   Gentile believers,

   and in the conflict between
   the apostles Peter and Paul.
   Write down what you hear.
September 13

Proverbs 23:9-11:                                              Reread what you wrote yesterday. Ask
Don't waste your breath on fools, for they will despise the     the LORD to show you anything else
wisest advice.                                                that needs to be confessed & repented of.
Don't steal the land of defenseless orphans by moving the       Thank Him for His mercies that are
ancient boundary markers, for their Redeemer is strong. He              new every morning.
himself will bring their charges against you.

Today’s Bible Reading: Psalm 104:1-35

                                        Ask God to speak
                                        to you through the
                                          reading today.
                                          Write down the
                                         verse God gives
                                               you.
                                           Memorize the
                                         verse God gives
                                               you.
September 16

Proverbs 23:15-16:
My child, how I will rejoice if you become wise. Yes, my heart
will thrill when you speak what is right and just.




               “I will pour out my Spirit on
   all mankind, and your sons and your
   daughters will prophecy, and your young
   men will see visions, and your old men
   will dream dreams.” (Acts 2:17) Ask God
   to open your eyes and fill them.

   Now read Galatians 2:17-3:9. Write
   down what God puts on your heart.



Today’s Bible Reading: Galatians 2:17-3:9
September 12

Proverbs 23:6-8
Don't eat with people                         This proverb shows you
who are stingy; don't         ‘’’’’’’’‘’’’’’’an ugly picture. Ask the
desire their delicacies.
                              LORD to give you a picture of
"Eat and drink," they say,
but they don't mean it.       true hospitality.
They are always thinking
about how much it costs. You will vomit up the delicious food
they serve, and you will have to take back your words of
appreciation for their "kindness."

Today’s Bible Reading: Psalm 103:1-22



                                                     Write or
                                                     draw your
                                                     favorite
                                                     verse from
                                                     today’s
                                                     readings, or
                                                     write a
                                                     prayer, or
                                                     draw a
                                                     picture God
                                                     gives you.
September 17

Proverbs 23:17-18:
Don't envy sinners, but always continue to fear the LORD. For
surely you have a future ahead of you; your hope will not be
disappointed.


   In Habakkuk 2:2-3 God says, "Write
   my answer in large, clear letters on a tablet.

   …Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when
   the vision will come.

                           If it seems….
                                   ,
           wait patiently, for it will surely take place.”

    Journaling is writing down the thoughts that come to
                          your heart.
   Make time to listen…even if it seems

   God will keep his promise if you wait for him.



Today’s Bible Reading: Psalm 105:1-15
September 11

Proverbs 23:4-5:
Don't weary yourself trying to get rich. Why waste
your time? For riches can disappear as though
they had the wings of a bird!

Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10


                 Reread what you wrote yesterday
                 from the picture God gave you of
                 boasting in our strength or in our
                            weakness.



     God uses the apostle Paul again today to say
     more about boasting. Write down what God
     shows you.
September 18

                 Proverbs 23:19-21
                 My child, listen and be wise.

                 Keep your heart on the right course. Do not
                carouse with drunkards and gluttons, for they
                are on their way to poverty. Too much sleep
            clothes a person with rags.

Today’s Bible Reading: Galatians 3:23-4:18



             Ask God a question and then write
             down the spontaneous thoughts
             that come to your heart.

Don’t try to figure out if your writing is God or
not until AFTER you are done writing. Nothing
stops the voice of God speaking to you more
than doubt.
September 10

                  Proverbs 23:1-3
                 When dining with a ruler, pay attention to
                 what is put before you. If you are a big
         eater, put a knife to your throat, and don't desire all
      his delicacies, for that rich food is deceptive.

Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 11:16-33

                              Imagine your heart is like
                              a movie screen. Ask God
                              to fill this screen with his
                              words and pictures. Today
                              Paul is giving us God’s
                              picture of strength and
                              weakness.




             Strength vs.        weakness
    Pray, “Lord, I present the eyes of my heart to
           you. Fill them with your vision of
                strength and weakness.
September 19

Proverbs 23:22
Listen to your father, who         READ THIS PROVERB!!!
gave you life, and don't
despise your mother's
experience when she is old.



            Today is a review of God’s story with the people of
          Israel. The Bible tells us to learn from their example.




 Ask the LORD, “What do you want to teach me today from
 Israel’s example?” Write like God Himself is speaking the
 answer. This takes FAITH. Believe that God will put his
 words in your heart as you write. He will.




Today’s Bible Reading: Psalm 105:16-45
September 9

Proverbs 22:28-29                                             It takes time to learn a new
Do not steal your neighbor's property by moving the ancient   habit. You are doing great.
boundary markers set up by your ancestors.                            Keep it up!!!

                 Do you see any truly competent workers?
                 They will serve kings rather than ordinary
                 people.


Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 11:1-15

                  Ask God what He wants to
                 teach you about people who
                 pretend to be somebody they
                    are not. Write it down.




      Ask God any other question from
     what you read today. If you do not
      have question, you can ask God,
    “Lord, what do you want to speak to
       me about today?” Write down
              what you hear.
September 20

Proverbs 23:23
Get the truth and don't ever sell it; also get wisdom, discipline,
and discernment.


                   Quiet your heart so you can hear
                   God’s voice. Listening to a worship
                   CD is also a great way to quiet your
                   heart.


Today’s Bible Reading: Galatians 5:13-26


            Ask God, “What kind of fruit am I
             bearing? Write what you hear.
September 8

Proverbs 22:26-27
Do not co-sign another person's note or put up a guarantee for
someone else's loan. If you can't pay it, even your bed will be
snatched from under you.




         Today we meet the prophet, Isaiah.
 A prophet is a person who listens to God and
    delivers God’s message to the people.
   Moses is another example of a prophet.


Today’s Bible Reading: Isaiah 1:15-20

 Ask the LORD to open the eyes of your heart,
  and ask God to fill them. Ask Him what He
        wants to show you from Isaiah.




    Ask him to correct your vision. Write
       down what the LORD shows you.
September 21

Proverbs 23:24
The father of godly children has cause for joy. What a pleasure
it is to have wise children.

                 Don’t try to figure out if your writing is God or not until
                 AFTER you are done writing. After you are done, look
                 at what you wrote. Does it agree with the Bible?

 If you are in doubt, you can ask your parents or leaders at church what
 they think about what you wrote. Not everything you write will be
 100% God speaking, but this is how we learn.


 It will become more of God and less of us as we practice.




Today’s Bible Reading: Galatians 6:1-18
September 7

           Proverbs 22:24-25
              Keep away from angry, short-tempered
              people, or you will learn to be like them
              and endanger your soul.

          Read out loud today’s proverb. Ask
God to show you if you have given into anger
or are keeping company with angry people.

Be quiet, and wait for the LORD to speak to
your heart. Write down what you hear.



Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

        Ask the LORD what He wants
          you to learn about giving.
September 22

                 Proverbs 23:25
                 So give your parents joy! May she who
                 gave you birth be happy.


                 Today’s Bible Reading:
                 Isaiah 40:1-31



          Ask God to give you a desire to love him
          more and to worship the true God. Ask
          Him to help you see more clearly what
          He is like through Isaiah 40:1-31. Write
          down a prayer using this same passage.
September 6

Proverbs 22:22-23
Do not rob the poor because they are poor or exploit the needy
in court. For the LORD is their defender. He will injure
anyone who injures them.

Today’s Bible Reading: Psalm 101



   Think of Jesus. Welcome Him. Time with
   Jesus is like sitting quietly with your best
   friend. Just being together is enough.




                   Ask Him any question you
   have, and then write down the spontaneous
   thoughts that come to your heart.
September 23

Proverbs 23:26
O my son, give me your heart. May your eyes delight in my
ways of wisdom.




            Pray for eyes to see and ask God,
 “What is real treasure?” Now read
 Ephesians 2:1-22. Write down what God
 shows you.


Today’s Bible Reading: Ephesians 2:1-22
September 5

Proverbs 22:20-21
I have written thirty sayings for you, filled with advice and
knowledge. In this way, you may know the truth and bring an
accurate report to those who sent you.


 Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.”
 Our minds can be so busy and noisy that we can’t hear
 God’s gentle whisper. It’s impossible to empty our
 minds of all thoughts and we should not try to make our
 minds blank. What we need to do is focus on Jesus.
 Express your love for Him—more with feelings and




 desire and less with actual words.
 Now you can go ahead and read 2 Cor.8:1-15.

Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15
September 24

Proverbs 24:1-2
Don't envy evil people; don't desire their company. For they
spend their days plotting violence, and their words are always
stirring up trouble.




                Ask the Holy Spirit
 to teach you to pray. Ask Him to
 show you a verse from Ephesians
 3:1-21 that you can pray. Listen
 and pray. Write down the verse He
 gave you to pray.



Today’s Bible Reading: Ephesians 3:1-21
September 4

Proverbs 22:17-19
Listen to the words of       Think about it.
the wise; apply your
heart to my instruction.
For it is good to keep these sayings deep within yourself,
always ready on your lips.
I am teaching you today--yes, you--so you will trust in the
LORD.

Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 7:8-16



Ask God to show you when you are not loving God
with all your heart and when you are not loving
other people. Ask God where there is envy, pride or
lies, or anything else that would hurt your




relationship with him.              Ask for
“godly sorrow” for your sins. Write down what
God showed you and your response to God.
September 25

Proverbs 24:3-4
A house is built by
wisdom and becomes
strong through good          Can you picture the house and
sense. Through               the rooms in this proverb?
knowledge its rooms are
filled with all sorts of
precious riches and valuables.



Today’s Bible Reading: Ephesians 4:1-16


            Quiet your heart so you can
            hear God’s voice. Listening to
            a worship CD is also a great
            way to quiet your heart.
September 3

Proverbs 22:16
A person who gets ahead by oppressing the poor or by
showering gifts on the rich will end in poverty.

Today’s Bible Reading: Psalm 98:1-9

                       What is it like to hear God’s voice?

                       When God puts His thoughts in our heart we
                      often feel peace, or faith, or conviction, or a
                      special excitement.

God can put a thought, a word, an idea, a feeling, an impression, or
even a vision in our heart.

Before you read Psalm 98, ask God to give you the ability to hear
Him. Now read Psalm 98; be quiet, and then write down what you
hear.
September 26

Proverbs 24:5-6
A wise man is mightier than a strong man, and a man of
knowledge is more powerful than a strong man. So don't go to
war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many
counselors.

Today’s Bible Reading: Ephesians 4:17-32

   Ask God to give you a verse to plant in
   your heart. Read the verse several times
   and put an emphasis on a different word
   each time; read it out loud. Personalize the
   verse by hearing God saying it with your




                    name here.
   Write the verse down.
September 2

Proverbs 22:15
A youngster’s heart is filled with foolishness, but discipline will
drive it away.

Today’s Bible Reading: Psalm 97:1-12


 The Bible says that God’s voice is like a gentle




 whisper (1Kings 10:11-12).
 Usually it is not a whisper that we can actually
 hear with our ears, but the Holy Spirit speaks
 directly to our spirit through spontaneous
 thoughts. “Spontaneous” means that these
 thoughts seem to just appear in our hearts. They
 are not just something we were already thinking
 about. Be still and listen. Ask God to give you
 ears that hear his voice. Write what you hear.
September 27

Proverbs 24:7
Wisdom is too much for a fool. When the leaders gather, the
fool has nothing to say.




                       God, the Ultimate Time
                       Traveler, gives Isaiah a picture
                       of Jesus 800 years before Jesus        Quiet your heart so you can hear God’s
                       died on the cross. WOW! For            voice. Focus on Jesus. And ask Him
                       how many blessings can we              what He wants you to know today.
                       praise him?!? Look in Isaiah           Don’t be in a hurry to rush out the door.
                       53:1-12. Praise HIM.                   Sit quietly with your best friend.



Today’s Bible Reading: Isaiah 53:1-12
September 1

Proverbs 22:14
The mouth of an immoral woman is a deep pit; those living
under the LORD’s displeasure will fall into it.

Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21


      Tune into God’s voice. Ask
      God to put His thoughts in your
      heart. Write down your
      thoughts, a word, an idea, a
      feeling, an impression, or even




      a vision            in your
      heart.
September 28                                            Ready to start? Follow this checklist:
                                                           Find a notebook. You already have a notebook this
Proverbs 24:8                                           month if you are using this booklet. Put your name on
A person who plans evil will get a reputation as a
                                                        it.
troublemaker.
                                                           Quiet your heart by focusing on Jesus. You may
Today’s Bible Reading: Ephesians 6:1-24                 want to quiet your heart by listening to a worship CD.
                                                           Put the day’s date in your notebook. If you are
                                                        writing in this booklet, the date is already written for
 Ask God to give you a heart ready to learn from His
 word. Ask God for a verse or verses to plant in your   you.
 heart from Ephesians 6:1-24. Write it down.               Write down a question you want to ask God. If you
                                                        don’t have a question, you can ask God, “LORD, what
                                                        do you want to speak to me about today?”
                                                           Write down the spontaneous thoughts that appear
                                                        in your heart. You can also draw a picture of what God
                                                        puts in your heart, or you can describe the feelings
                                                        God puts in your heart.
                                                           After you are done, look at what you wrote. Does it
                                                        agree with the Bible? If you are in doubt, you can
                                                        ask your parents or leaders at church what they think
                                                        about what you wrote. Not everything you write will
                                                        be 100% God speaking, but this is how we learn. It
                                                        will become more of God and less of us as we practice.
                                                           Pray, using the Bible verses you read or the picture
               The Armor of God                         God gives you.
                 By Stephen Crabtree
                                                           Memorize a verse God spoke directly to your heart.
   your heart. Don’t try to figure out if your writing
   is God or not until AFTER you are done writing.
   Nothing stops the voice of God speaking to you
   more than doubt. After you are done writing you
   can go back and compare what you wrote to the
   Bible. You can also write down what God speaks to
   you from the Bible and any other lessons God is
   teaching you.

                Spend time with God the first
                           thing




                       every morning.

If you are tired or something happens that you can’t
spend time with Abba one day, don’t be discouraged.
Just keep trying to spend time with God every day.
September 29                                                       desire and less with actual words. It’s like
                                                                   sitting quietly with our best friend. Just being
Proverbs 24:9-10                                                   together is enough. Listening to a worship CD is
The schemes of a fool are sinful; everyone despises a mocker.      also a great way to quiet your heart.
If you fail under pressure, your strength is not very great.    3. Open the eyes of your heart, and ask God to
                                                                   fill them. Acts 2:17 says, “I will pour out my
Today’s Bible Reading: Isaiah 58:1-14                              Spirit on all mankind, and your sons and your
                                                                   daughters will prophecy, and your young men will
                                                                   see visions, and your old men will dream
                                                                   dreams.” Imagine your heart is like a movie
                                                                   screen. Ask God to fill this screen with his
 Lined up with the                     ing                         words and pictures. Pray, “Lord, I present the
                                                                   eyes of my heart to you. Fill them with vision
                                                                   and revelation.” Just as our physical eyes see
                                                                   into the natural world around us, our spirit sees
                                                                   into the supernatural world when we ask God to
 Ask God to change your mind and heart so that                     open them.
 you are lined up with God’s thinking. Use                      4. Write down the thoughts that come to your
 Isaiah 58:1-14 to write a prayer.
                                                                   heart. We call this “journaling.” In Habakkuk
                                                                   2:2-3 God says, “Record the vision…for the
                                                                   vision is yet for the appointed time…though it
                                                                   tarries, wait for it…it will surely come.”
                                                                   Journaling is writing out our questions and God’s
                                                                   answers. Simply ask a question and then write
                                                                   down the spontaneous thoughts that come to
               “HEARING GOD”

 1. Tune into God’s voice. Before we can hear God,
    we must know what His voice sounds like. The
    Bible says that God’s voice is like a gentle
    whisper (1 Kings 10:11-12). Usually it is not a
    whisper that we can actually hear with our ears,
    but the Holy Spirit speaks directly to our spirit
    through spontaneous thoughts. “Spontaneous”
    means that these thoughts seem to just appear
    in our hearts. They are not just something we
    were already thinking about. When God puts
    His thoughts in our heart we often feel peace,
    or faith, or conviction, or a special excitement.
    God can put a thought, a word, an idea, a
    feeling, an impression, or even a vision in our
    heart.
2. Quiet your heart so you can hear God’s voice.
    Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am
    God.” Our minds can be so busy and noisy that
    we can’t hear God’s gentle whisper. It’s
    impossible to empty our minds of all thoughts
    and we should not try to make our minds blank.
    What we need to do is focus on Jesus. Express
    your love for Him—more with feelings and
September 30

Proverbs 24:11-12
Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don't stand
back and let them die. Don't try to avoid responsibility by
saying you didn't know about it. For God knows all hearts, and
he sees you. He keeps watch over your soul, and he knows you                       Who is Abba?
knew! And he will judge all people according to what they have
done.
                                                                 Jesus called God (his father) Abba, which means
                                                                 “daddy.” That’s why spending time with God is
                                                                 sometimes called “time with Abba.” Reading God’s
Today’s Bible Reading: Philippians 2:1-18
                                                                 word—your Bible—is important because God has told
                                                                 us in the Bible how to obey Him. You can listen to
   Write or draw your favorite                                   your Abba Daddy every day and hear what He says to
   verse from Phil. 2:1-1-18. Or                                 you. You can talk to him every day about anything and
                                                                 everything in your life. How do you talk to God and
                                                                 listen to him talk to you?
   write a prayer,            or
   draw a picture God gives you.                                 Glad you asked! That is just what this booklet is all
                                                                 about. Read on!!
               Why Time with Abba?
Our world is noisy and busy, and time with God can be easily
passed over. Time with Abba is where you take some time out of
your day and make an appointment to connect with God. Even
Jesus took this time. “Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and
prayed.” Luke 5:16

The bottom line is that you can’t be a healthy Christian without
time with God. When you spend time with God, you will:

   •   Fall in love with him more
   •   Receive direction for daily living
   •   Have his strength to keep going
   •   Grow more like him

 “Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires
of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

				
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